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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-904 / LCU-904

LCU-904 was transferred to Thailand and named HTMS Kolam (765)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 17 April 1944, at Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co., Leavenworth, KS
  • Launched, 13 May 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service, 17 May 1944
  • During World War II LCT-904 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT Flotilla 27, Group 80 and participated in the:
  • Placed out of service (date unknown)
  • Transferred, date unknown, to Thailand, and commissioned into the Royal Thai Navy as HTMS Kolam (765)
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT-904 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1" ovl.
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft 5' (max)
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement 14
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor 20lbs wheelhouse, 10lbs gun shield
    Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft

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    LCT-861 210k Ex-LCU-904 (right) in Royal Thai naval service as HTMS Kolam (765) and ex-LCU-861 (left) in Royal Thai naval service as HTMS Adang (763) moored at the decommissioning ship pier at the Royal Thai Navy Phachunlachomklao Dock Yard, 12 January 2008. Photo by NyeNava

    There is no history record for LCT-904 / LCU-904 available at Navsource.
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    World War II LCT Flotillas

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    Last Updated 8 February 2008